The 10 Travel Apps You’ll Need in 2017
Planning and managing a vacation can be a fuss, but with these amazing mobile apps, you’ll be able to cure your travel itch in a breeze. From planning apps to expense-manager apps, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best travel apps.
1. Adioso – For the Spontaneous Wanderers
Adioso is the perfect travel planner app for busy people whose hectic schedules won’t allow them to plan their trips ahead. This app lets you search for the cheapest flights in open-ended time frames, creating a list of the most desirable locations that offer the lowest prices based on your desired flying times. It’s also ideal for the individuals who choose to make plans on the fly instead of booking ahead.
2. Roadtrippers – To Plan Your Road Trips
Roadtrippers is the app for the adventurous travelers who prefer the scenic drives to the long flights, exploring extraordinary places to stay and things to do. This travel planning app helps you plan your road trip around the USA, prepare your budget and navigate your next driven adventure – be it haunted places, strange places, spectacular landscapes or island escapes.
3. Hopper – The Reliable Fortune Teller
Unlike other flight-booking apps, Hopper is all about predictions. Not only does it let you book flights on your phone; it tells you when to do it, and how to get the best price and the biggest savings! Hopper predicts – with an accuracy rate of 95% – when your preferred flight will be the cheapest and recommends whether you should wait or book.
4. Jetradar – The Cyber Travel Agent
Jetradar is a travel search engine that lets you compare airfares from 728 airlines and 200 travel agencies and delivers the perfect deals directly to your devices. It allows you to narrow your searches by number of stops, price, journey time, layover duration, airports and more.
5. PackPoint – To Resist the Urge to Overpack
There are many guides on packing available online but some of us still end up packing way too many (or insufficient) clothes and travel essentials for our trips. PackPoint helps to customize your packing list according to your destination, date of travel, length of stay and your activities.
6. GateGuru Journey Card – For Comprehensive Flight Info
GateGuru offers real-time data on airports, their terminals and amenities. It is especially useful during layovers and when you need the updates on what’s going on with the next event happening in your trip. Gate change info, flight delay notifications, security checkpoint waiting times – all these can be accessed through a single tap.
7. Rome2rio – For Transit Connections
Discover how to get around like a local during your trip with this brilliant travel app. With route information from over 4,800 transport operators in over 158 countries, the app displays bus, ferry, flight, train and driving options with estimated travel times and fares. This app also works offline so you don’t have to worry about internet connection while roaming.
8. You Need A Budget (YNAB) – So You Don’t Go Broke on Your Trip
YNAB is one of the easiest personal finance apps for creating a budget and tracking your expenses during your trip. This smart app supports all major global currencies including dollars, euros, pounds and riyals. One of the best features of YNAB is connecting directly to your bank and credit card companies and automatically downloading transactions as you fulfill your wanderlust.
9. Rebtel – For Cheap International Phone Calls
Global mobile telecommunication without internet connection is possible (and affordable) thanks to Rebtel. This call service app works by “hijacking” local phone lines, enabling you to stay connected with family and friends without worry about the unpleasantly high cell phone bill.
10. Splittr – To Avoid Getting Stiffed
Splittr helps you divide travel costs with ease. Simply key in expenses as you go and the app will divide it all up at the end. It sends you the expenses report with how much everyone owes, so none of you have to spend your post-holiday days working on complicated Excel spreadsheets.
Now that you know which vacation planner apps you need for your trip, keep your mobile phone secured in anti-theft bags such as Vibe 100 hip pack or Vibe 350 shoulder bag with PopNLock security clip.
If there are other travel apps that you would love to suggest, let us know in the comments below!